San Francisco Documentary Festival 2023

Bay Area Shorts: Legends + Q&A

Expired June 12, 2023 6:59 AM
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At the age of 63, retired food-service worker Ruth Brinker became a pioneer of HIV care in her community and would become a legend among San Franciscans. The AIDS epidemic hit San Francisco the hardest and created a wave of fear and uncertainty that left many victims feeling hopeless and alone. Brinker, a woman whose deep compassion became a source of strength for others struggling to cope with the times, began cooking meals in her kitchen to deliver to her neighbors who were too ill to take care of themselves. Her goal was to not only provide meals but to also revitalize the city's sense of community and spend time with HIV/AIDS patients to end the isolation they experienced.
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  • Runtime
    23 minutes
  • Language
  • Country
    United States
  • Director
    Apo W. Bazidi
  • Screenwriter
    Apo W. Bazidi
  • Producer
    Apo W. Bazidi, Goran Zaneti
  • Cast
    Ruth Brinker, Sandy Kovtun
  • Editor
    Matthieu Brajot